Here is a sample of the news articles that made the cut this week:
Judge Barrett approved by Senate Judiciary Committee
Biden tries to legitimize his court packing scheme
Former business partner of Hunter Biden says Joe Biden was in on family deal to make millions from China
Iran interfered in U.S. election to damage Trump
Letters threaten to burn down homes of Trump supporters
Elections chairman who removed and defaced Trump signs resigns
Study finds 97% of Late Night show jokes are about Trump, only 3% about Biden
Biden says Muslims will serve at every level of his administration
Insane anti-Trump protestor eats bloody symbolic heart of President Trump in the street
Thousands of witches plot to bind Trump for last debate and election day
California ballot box set ablaze, torching ballots inside
President Trump signs declaration opposing abortion
Joe Biden will sign executive order on Day 1 making Americans fund Planned Parenthood
8 North Minneapolis residents sue city for lack of Police protection
NYPD sees nearly 90% rise in retirements
45% of Florida Covid deaths misclassified
Mastercard’s ‘true name’ feature allows transgenders to use their chosen name on debit/credit cards
The election on November 3rd will set a record. According to a recent report released by the LGBTQ Victory Fund at least 574 openly LGBTQ candidates will be on the ballot this year. They report this is an increase of 33% from 2018. They report that California, Texas and Florida are the states with the greatest number of LGBTQ candidates running. Wisconsin could see its first openly transgender state representative as Jessica Katzenmeyer seeks an Assembly seat.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, drag performers have launched a “Drag Out the Vote” campaign effort. In an opinion piece put out by The Hill, Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign urges LGBTQ voters to show up at the polls or risk losing the progress made on their behalf.
Joining us to discuss these and numerous related issues is Peter LaBarbera – Founder and President of Americans For Truth.
The United States is certainly a land of plenty; it is the richest country in the world. But according to guest, Jerry Newcombe, our country has one primary problem: we have forgotten God. Many men in America’s past called the nation to remember God and warned of what will happen if we don’t. Patrick Henry, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Ronald Reagan are among these.
What has led us down this path of forgetfulness? What lies ahead? Since we have removed God, who then is ruling over us? How does this relate to the election currently underway?
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee met to question Supreme Court Justice nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, regarding her nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Mat Staver provides an analysis of her testimony and the questions that were thrown at her. If the vote scheduled for 9am, Thursday, the 22nd, is passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, then it’s on to the full Senate. If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, this would be President Trump’s third justice appointed to the bench.
Meanwhile the issue of court packing continues to loom as former Vice President Joe Biden has refused to give a definitive answer on this issue.
During this Crosstalk program, Mat was probed with questions regarding the tricks to stop the hearings from proceeding, Amy’s stunning record of character and intellect, her mental preparedness for the hearings and quick handling of the questions. The program was wrapped up with answers to what “court packing” is and upcoming Supreme Court cases, followed by listener calls.
–A newly released e-mail allegedly shows that then Vice President Joe Biden met with a top executive at Burisma less than a year before he pressured the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor that was investigating the company.
Socialism is hitting America like a tidal wave striking at our values, our private property rights, at parental authority, at religious freedom and the very heart and soul of our U.S. Constitution. As we discussed on a recent program, this issue is really a revolution in the making to completely dismantle our constitutional republic and turn it over to socialism. It’s confronting us in numerous ways and what happens in this election will greatly determine the destiny of our nation.
We have seen many things unfold in 2020 that many never dreamed possible in our nation. Consider the dictatorial powers launched by many governors and mayors across the nation. There’s been the shuttering of churches, the closing of businesses, the declaration of what businesses can survive and which ones are doomed to fold. In addition, look at the uprisings taking place in cities across the nation. While destruction, burnings, lootings, murders and physical assaults have significantly escalated this year, many in the major media continue to refer to them as peaceful protests. Meanwhile the tensions between people are heightening. People have been assaulted for an article of clothing they are wearing or a flag they are waving. Attacks against patriotism are escalating. The professional sports world has joined in the attack having caved to a political agenda that glorifies anarchy. There’s a war on police with many calling for their defunding and to re-imaging policing.
Families across America are making choices about the celebration of Halloween. Should the house and yard be decorated with Halloween decor? Should the kids be allowed to dress up in costumes and go house to house collecting candy? Should a person take time to watch horror movies featuring witches, zombies and vampires? In the end, is this all harmless fun or is there more ‘behind the mask’?
Joining Jim for discussion on this popular holiday was Dr. David Brown. Dr. Brown is Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has a Masters in Theology and PhD in History specializing in the history of the English Bible. In addition to his study of the English Bible he’s also president of Logos Communication Consortium which operates LogosResourcePages.org. He’s author of the book, The Dark Side of Halloween and also a research paper, Unmasking the Truth About Witches.
What do we know about the origins of Halloween? It was called the Vigil of Samhain and was celebrated by the Druids and the occult. They would go from farm to farm asking for offerings to their god(s) and if they didn’t get them, they would do harm to the farmers and animals.
Pastor Brown noted that if you look at the occult holiday list, you’ll see one of the key days which is Samhain. The Roman Catholic Church changed ‘All Hallows’ Day’ and the eve before to ‘All Hallows’ Even’ to match the pagan holiday so it was called, ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ or ‘Halloween.’
As this program moves along you’ll learn about the following terms, phrases and customs tied to Halloween:
–‘Trick or Treat’
–Jack O’ Lanterns
So if you feel Halloween is merely harmless fun, you’ll want to review this broadcast where you’ll also hear comments and questions from listeners across the nation.
Have you ever wondered how church leaders, even those who seemed so solid in their own teaching, can become so blind to error that they could permit a widespread invasion of false teachings into the church? When leaders are drawn to such teachings, it’s no surprise that many individual Christians fail too see how these occult and New Age teachings are far removed from the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
Joining Jim to discuss one such invasion was Don Veinot. Don is the co-founder and president of Midwest Christian Outreach, a national apologetics ministry and mission to new religious movements. He’s been involved in apologetics ministry for over 3 decades and is a charter member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics. He is also a staff researcher and writer for the Midwest Outreach Journal.
Joining Don was Marcia Montenegro. Before becoming a Christian, Marcia was involved for many years in Eastern spiritual beliefs (Hindu and Buddhist), New Age, and occult practices. She was a certified, professional astrologer who taught Astrology for several years. She served as chairperson of the Astrology Board of Examiners and President of the Astrological Society in Atlanta. She came to Christ and now is engaged with her full-time ministry, Christian Answers for the New Age. She’s the author of ‘Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids.’
Don is releasing a book called, ‘Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret.’ Don kicked off the discussion by defining the term, ‘enneagram.’ This is a geometric design. Basically it’s a circle with three shapes inside of it that touch the outer circle at 9 different points. This nine pointed symbol originated with an early 20th century Russian mystic.
While Marcia noted that the enneagram symbol is a neutral geometric design and that there is no inherent evil in the design, some people are reading various paths to God into it and it’s this concept that’s infiltrating segments of the evangelical church.
On this edition of Crosstalk, Don and Marcia detail the remaining history/evolution of this symbol, it’s connection to the Jesuits, how it came to the attention of Richard Rohr and went on to become embraced by elements of the evangelical publishing world.
–Senator Kamala Harris would not trust a Trump endorsed coronavirus vaccine–Biden’s plan to repeal the Trump tax cuts–Harris denied wanting to stop fracking in spite of past quotes in favor of banning it–abortion–accepting the outcome of the election–Harris references Abraham Lincoln when talking about the nomination of a Supreme Court successor and more.